Half Staff To Honor Fallen Police Officers
Date posted - March 29, 2016
Des Moines, Iowa — Flags in Iowa have been ordered to half staff again this Wednesday, March 30th, and again on Friday, April 1st.
Iowa Governor Terry Branstad has ordered all flags in Iowa be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on these days, to honor Des Moines Police Officers Susan Farrell and Carlos Puente-Morales, who were killed in the line of duty in the early morning hours of March 26th. Officer Farrell will be laid to rest on Wednesday, and Officer Puente-Morales on Friday.
The governor’s directive applies to all U.S. and state flags under the control of the state. Flags will be at half-staff on the state Capitol building and on flag displays in the Capitol complex, and upon all public buildings, grounds, and facilities throughout the state. Individuals, businesses, schools, municipalities, counties and other government subdivisions are encouraged to fly the flag at half-staff for the same length of time as a sign of respect.